5th Alberta Legislature

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The 5th Alberta Legislative Assembly lasted from 1921 until 1926. The United Farmers of Alberta swept into power after contesting their first general election held in 1921.

Standings changes since the 5th general election[edit]

Changes to party standings during the 5th Alberta Legislature
July 11, 1921 to November 14, 1922
Number of members
per party by date
1921 1922
Jul 11 Jul 18 Jul 20 Aug 1 Nov 16 Dec 2 Dec 4 Dec 29 Mar 28 Jul 3 Jul 10 Nov 14
United Farmers 0 38 37 36 33 38 37 38 40
Liberal 2 15 14 13
     Dominion Labor 0 4 3 4
     Independent 0 2 1
     Conservative 0 1
     Independent Farmer 0 1
Total members 2 61 60 59 55 61 60 59 58 59 61 60
Vacant 59 0 1 2 6 0 1 2 3 2 0 1
Government Majority N/A 15 14 13 11 171 181 191 181 191 211 221
January 15, 1923 to March 18, 1926
Number of members
per party by date
1923 1924 1925 1926
Jan 15 Aug 10 Nov 10 Apr 12 Jul 11 Aug 27 Oct 27 Jun 6 Sep 29 Oct 15 Oct 17 Mar 18
United Farmers 40
Liberal 13 12 11 12 11 12 13 10 9
     Dominion Labor 4 3
     Independent 2 1
     Conservative 1 0
     Independent Farmer 1 0
Total members 61 60 59 60 59 60 59 60 55 54 53
Vacant 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 6 7
Government Majority 211 221 231 221 231 221 231 221 271 281 291
  1. Majority includes 1 Dominion Labor MLA appointed to the cabinet.
Membership changes in the 5th Assembly
Date Member Name District Party Reason
     July 11, 1921 Charles Stewart Sedgewick Liberal Acclaimed in the 1921 general election
     July 11, 1921 Andrew Shandro Whitford Liberal Acclaimed in the 1921 general election
     July 18, 1921 See List of Members Election day of the fifth Alberta general election
July 20, 1921 Percival Baker Ponoka United Farmers Died before taking office
August 1, 1921 Donald Kennedy Peace River United Farmers Resigned to run in the 1921 federal election.
     November 16, 1921 Alex Ross Calgary Dominion Labor Resigned to run in a ministerial by-election
November 16, 1921 Vernor Smith Camrose United Farmers Resigned to run in a ministerial by-election
November 16, 1921 Perren Baker Medicine Hat United Farmers Resigned to run in a ministerial by-election
November 16, 1921 George Hoadley Okotoks United Farmers Resigned to run in a ministerial by-election
     December 2, 1921 Alex Ross Calgary Dominion Labor Acclaimed for December 9, 1921 by-election
December 2, 1921 Vernor Smith Camrose United Farmers Acclaimed for December 9, 1921 by-election
December 2, 1921 Perren Baker Medicine Hat United Farmers Acclaimed for December 9, 1921 by-election
December 2, 1921 George Hoadley Okotoks United Farmers Acclaimed for December 9, 1921 by-election
December 2, 1921 Herbert Greenfield Peace River United Farmers Acclaimed for December 9, 1921 by-election
December 2, 1921 John Brownlee Ponoka United Farmers Acclaimed for December 9, 1921 by-election
     December 4, 1921 Andrew Shandro Whitford Liberal Removed from office by court order 1921 election voided
     December 29, 1921 Charles Stewart Sedgewick Liberal Appointed to the federal cabinet.
March 28, 1922 Charles Wright Ribstone United Farmers Died from pneumonia
July 3, 1922 Albert Andrews Sedgewick United Farmers Acclaimed for July 10, 1922 by-election
July 10, 1922 William Farquharson Ribstone United Farmers Elected in a by-election
July 10, 1922 Mike Chornohus Whitford United Farmers Elected in a by-election
     November 14, 1922 Robert Edwards Calgary Independent Died
     January 15, 1923 William Davidson Calgary Independent Elected in a by-election
     August 10, 1923 Joseph State Clearwater Liberal Died
     November 10, 1923 Jean Côté Grouard Liberal Appointed to the Canadian Senate
April 12, 1924 Vacant Clearwater Vacant District abolished by the United Farmers government.
     July 11, 1924 Leonidas Giroux Grouard Liberal Elected in a by-election
     August 27, 1924 John Boyle Edmonton Liberal Appointed to the bench
     October 27, 1924 William Henry Edmonton Liberal Elected in a by-election
     June 6, 1925 William Johnston Medicine Hat Dominion Labor Died
     September 29, 1925 Charles Pingle Medicine Hat Liberal Elected in a by-election
     October 15, 19251 Charles Cross Edson Liberal Resigned to run in the 1925 federal election
     October 15, 19251 Thomas Milnes Claresholm Independent Farmer Resigned to run in the 1925 federal election
     October 15, 19251 Andrew McLennan Edmonton Liberal Resigned to run in the 1925 federal election
     October 15, 19251 Stanley Tobin Leduc Liberal Resigned to run in the 1925 federal election
     October 15, 19251 John Stewart Lethbridge Conservative Resigned to run in the 1925 federal election
     October 17, 1925 William Davidson Calgary Independent Resigned to run in the 1925 federal election
     March 18, 1926 Charles Mitchell Bow Valley Liberal Resigned to accept judicial appointment.
     May 1926 George Mills Athabasca Independent Liberal Left the Liberal caucus to run as an Independent Liberal
  1. Exact date the Speaker received resignation unknown, nomination deadline date for the 1925 federal election used. All were received by Speaker Oran McPherson after September 29 and before October 17.

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